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Do the Columbus Blue Jackets have what it takes to win a Stanley Cup?

Even if not this year, in the near future? I asked this question a few days ago and got nothing but retard answers so Im posting it again...hoping to see some signs of intelligence on Y!A today. With Steve Mason shaping his game up, giving the Red Wings quite a hard time last night, and Mathieu Garon absolutely on fire, the biggest issue, in my eyes, has been solved. I still feel like their offense is lacking although theyve been scoring a lot of goals lately fueled by the leadership and solid play of Rick Nash. Theyve had great secondary scoring all season and if they can keep it up, they have a chance. The blueline, to me, is very underrated; I know I underestimated them. In addition to seasoned veterans close to/in their prime such as Fedor Tyutin, Rotislav Klesla, and Mike Commodore -- all solid blueliners -- the Jackets have a number of young defensemen that play well in both ends...e.g. Kris Russell, Anton Stralman, Marc Methot. Overall, the Blue Jackets' defensive unit is very much offensively competent as well as being defensively sound. A good club overall, and I like the job being done by rookie head coach Scott Arniel. I still think this team needs work in terms of personnel but like Barry Trotz in Nashville I see the Jackets playing well as a team with good all-around contribution from the team as whole, making up any lack of individual talent (aside from Rick Nash). Still, this team has only made the postseason ONCE in franchise history. This isnt unexpected from one of the most recent expansion teams, but it does spark a little bit of curiosity concerning their ability to play through the month of May. Do you see them advancing past the first round this year? Do you think they have the ability to make it to the SCFinals? The quarter-season mark typically provides a decent glimpse of what the regular season will unfold. It would appear that Columbus will be making the playoffs this year, but nothing is guaranteed of course. What are your thoughts? ccleme - I agree. I think Columbus is great when everybody is healthy and they are all playing as well as they possibly can. I dont think Rick Nash can carry them the whole season. I think if they were just able to obtain a REAL first line center (Antoine Vermette seems like a substitute for a teacher that never showed up...hes not what they needed, he seems a temporary fix to a long-term problem), they would be much more competitive. They have the cap space...although I dont know how much the organization is willing to spend. They may be one of those teams that just cant afford to spend every last cent under cap. They could use another top 4 d-man, a first line, premier center, and another top 6 winger should they attain said hypothetical center, moving Vermette to the second line and allowing for them two have two full, threatening lines as well as two PP units that can score. eh...theyre new third jerseys are really just a conglomeration of the Pens winter classic jersey, the new Blues jersey, and the alternate retro Hawks jersey. Where did the light blue come from, and the encircled emblem with the name surrounding the logo? Far from original... *their* new third jerseys

Asked By: The Dynasty - Again, I must stress forechecking - 11/30/2010
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I have followed Columbus for several years and the team is getting better but the Cup in the near future..no. I think Columbus's problems lie with Scott Howson the GM. In my opinion he just does not reach for real reliable players. He's had ok draft picks (Brassard, Voracek, etc.) but Columbus has no depth. We have... More
Answered By: ccleme20 - 11/30/2010
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no
Answered By: Nick Blumenshein - 11/30/2010
 
If they can get Rick Nash some legitimate help and Mason stays strong they sure could contend. I LOVE their new third jerseys.
Answered By: meerkat - 11/30/2010
 
Not at all. Focus on winning in the season before you think ahead like that
Answered By: hiimynamesmark - 11/30/2010
 
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